Help Improve German English Translation with a Glossary

Even the most proficient German translator may find it difficult when translating an important marketing idea or even catch phrases which are common as marketing tools. This is where a glossary can aid translators to better understand the characteristics of your product and the marketing terms used to sell it. If you create for example […]

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Should you Rely on Machine Translation for a Foreign Tender?

Many businesses earn an income from winning tenders. These could be tenders at home or overseas. As commerce has become more and more global, it’s not uncommon for companies to apply for tenders offered by companies outside of their own. When a foreign tender bid is made the use of the language of the organisation […]

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How Translation Can Go Horribly Wrong

Translation errors are common all over the world. Sometimes they are harmless and funny; sometimes they are just plain embarrassing; and occasionally they can be downright misleading and potentially dangerous. The mistranslations are usually due to amateur translators being used to save money or because a professional translator was never used to do the proofreading. […]

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Is Free Machine Translation Going to be a Substitute for Human Translation?

There is no doubt about it. Machine translation is getting better and better. There was a time, not so long ago, when you could easily tell the difference between a machine translated piece of text and one that had been professionally translated by a human translator. That difference is getting narrower as the technology improves. […]

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How Does a Visual Image Affect Your Translation Business?

Let’s start with the proviso that you are an individual who is just starting up in the translation business and wish to get more visibility, or you have an already established translation business and think that you can improve your exposure. How do you do it? Are there any more innovative ways of improving your […]

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Modern Translation Trends do not Reduce the Need for Quality

The world is changing fast and there is a huge pressure on everyone to adapt to the changes or fall behind. Some of those changes that have been apparent over the last two or three decades especially include the effects of ever increasingly efficient technological development and the amount of international communication, travel and trade. […]

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Localisation can Help Your Business Expand

From a sales or marketing standpoint, the term ‘localisation’ simply means that your message has been adapted to suit the language and culture of a specific group of people which is different from another. A German translation of a website that advertises travel opportunities in the Caribbean, for instance, could easily be a straight translation […]

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Literary Translation is Just That Little Bit Special

Translators of literary works are special people. If you thought that translating from the German into English or vice versa of legal documents or technical manuals was difficult, then spare a thought for the translator whose special task is the German translation of a literary work. Of course, all types of German translation services, like […]

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5 Easy Mistakes to Make When Reviewing a German English Translation

Language translation has become an important part of every international business in these days of increasing globalisation, but this doesn’t always mean it is taken seriously enough. In the end, if you are the business organisation requesting a translation service, whether it is a German English translation or any other language translation, you are ultimately […]

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How Languages Impact On Business

Today, commerce and trade are bigger than they have ever been as more and more corners of the earth trade and buy goods through international trading transactions than ever before. Languages have changed too as those who wish to access world markets need to be able to do business in a common language so that […]

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